DockStar woes

by on Sep.09, 2010, under Electronics

I got my seagate dockstar today and took it apart… and to my disapointment there was already a problem with it :(
Seagate made the boards as cheep as possible neglecting on the solder on the exposed sections of the ground plane that connects to the shielding.

The result? the shielding reacts with the copper and corrodes it away!!!

Left un fixed over a year or two the copper ground plane will most likely corrode away completely in some areas!

This is a really bad design mistake Seagate!!
The only true solution to this is to get a hot soldering iron and properly tin the pads with solder.

New DockStar section added to the forums

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